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Ric's Grill - Calgary
Ric's Grill - Calgary

Ric's Grill - Calgary Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ricsgrill.com/calgary/17ave
  • Email: e.penner@ricsgrill.com
  • Phone: (403) 269-7427
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Graham Rideout
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15 Ave SW
  • Public Transit: Bus #2
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking across the street with access off 15th ave.
A word from Ric's Grill - Calgary
Welcome to popular Ric's Grill near trendy 17th Avenue - where steak is king and steak lovers are treated like royalty in our elegant yet casual dining room, private dining room and lounge.

Ric's serves famous Sterling Silver AAA premium Alberta beef and hand-carves it according to strict house standards for thickness and fat cover, marinates it in a special blend of spices, then grills it at extremely high heat. It's the best version of an old favorite you'll EVER taste for your hard-earned money.

Ric's Grill also features fresh fish and seafood, chicken, ribs, pastas and sautes, as well as freshly tossed salads to order.

Ric's has been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years in a row and cellars over 150 fine selections from the world's finest wine producing regions.

Reserve your Ric's Grill table today and enjoy a dining experience guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was very open and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the dinner menu. He made some very good suggestion and in the end we were all very happy with our meals. I would definitely recommend Ric's to friends who are looking for a nice relaxing atmosphere with delicious food, and I will most certainly be returning."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Honestly, since the explosion of great local restaurants in the dining scene in Calgary, we have stayed away from going to chains and once again, we were reminded "why" we have done so. Ric's Grill had great ambience - although truthfully, am not fan of really dark interiors but that's beside the point. When you pay steaks at a price point of at least $30, one would expect at least an aged and tender meat but that's not what we got. It was tough and lacks flavour. It was not bad in a sense that "you can't eat it kind of thing" but I guess we were just let down considering that we are in a steakhouse after all. Service was ok. But yes, it might take us a while for us to consider going back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a group of six, which I would not say was a large group. However, the service was extremely slow and we were there for a very long time."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "First time and I was very impressed. The service is excellent!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had reservations for 5:30 to celebrate my boys birthday, when wde arrived we were greeted promptly. There were perhaps 3 tables that were occupied. We ordered some appetisers: Coconut shrimp and Calimari, along with our main dish. The apetisers arrived rather slowly, as the restaurant began filling with customers. We waited for the main courses to arrive while seeing other patrons, who arrived after us, receiving their orders and leaving after they had finished their meal. We waited for over an hour for the main courses. As usual the meal was very good. This was the 2nd time this wait happened to us. Although the food is good we left with the attitude that it is last time we will be coming to Ric's."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Used a Travelzoo voucher here to give it a go. The food was surprisingly good. Especially the halibut dish - delicious! Unfortunately, the restaurant interior seems dated and the service was a little unprofessional. Plus, parking was more of a hassle than expected. Nice to try, but it's doubtful we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "One of our go to restaurants in Calgary and it lived up to our expectations. Samantha our server was excellent and the food was great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Rick's to celebrate her birthday, we use to go there all the time a few years ago, but it doesn't feel the same. I would of said that Rick's was on the higher end of steak houses, somewhere between Cactus Club and Ruth Chris, now I would out it blow The Keg or Earls. The food is still good, but the ambiance and service is below what you would expect for the prices they charge."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We came to this restaurant led to believe that it is going to be fine dinning experience. The food and staff were great, however we must've been the only couple who didn't complain about the noise level from all the crying babies around us. Wouldn't recommend as a date night restaurant"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "good ambience; helpful, friendly and attentive wait staff large selection of entrees. Filet mignon very good, baked potato excellent, crème brulee left a bit to be desired but was not bad - it was cold and I prefer it room temperature Chicken Neptune was delicious, roasted potatoes were a wee bit under-done. Goat cheese cheesecake was good, would have preferred raspberry sauce on the side"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was attentive, helpful and very friendly - he interacted with us during the entire meal and it made it contributed to a pleasant and comfy dinning experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall the food is great. The rib dish is hug which can feed 2 persons."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We had a delightful waitress. She was attentive and was really pleasant and patient. As this week was a special menu week the opportunity was there to try this restaurant which I had been eying for some time. It definitely was a good choice and lived up to our expectations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time at Rics. Went for the Big Taste Calgary menu. Was not disappointed. The staff moved us to a quieter table when we asked. Was first seated right by the kitchen and the restaurant was less than half full. Goat cheesecake was delicious."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went to Ric's for a "Girl's Night Out". None of us had been to Ric's before. We all loved it. Our server, Travis, was attentive and personable. Each of us order different appetizers, entrees and desserts. Escargot was awesome and the spinach salad, although simple, had the right mix of flavours and texture. My friend loved the addition of beets on the salad. Filet, steak and chicken entrees were done perfectly. Only downside to dessert was that they ran out of their cheesecake, so one friend ordered creme brulee instead. The custard was a bit heavy on the egg taste, but it was still good. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went for the Big Taste and the food was incredible"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Me and some coworkers visited Ric's Grill after work.We arrived a bit early but they didn't mind and were able to seat us right away. Most of us either got the escargot or the calamari to start, both of them were so good. The escargot was pretty standard just floating in butter, and the calamari wasn't greasy. For the main most of us either got the filet mignon or the New York strip loin, both of which were done perfectly. The dessert, a goat cheesecake was pretty good. Not outstanding but definitely enjoyable. I loved my experience, probably wouldn't return on a regular day because the price points are pretty high, but if you don't mind a high price point I strongly recommend it!! Great service and "facny" ambiance."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Big taste was amazing great portions and delicious food!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "11 adults & 2 kids-duel b-day dinner - Big Taste menu.We arrived being greeted by many staff close by.Service was incredible! Nameless waiter had ESP anytime we wanted. Family consensus is:appetizers of escargot, coconut shrimp & clam chowder were delightfully scrumptious. Main dishes(filet/salmon/chicken & ribs) were tender & melted in your mouth, along with savory sauces. Stuffed potato-perfect consistency & flavored with bacon & cheese. Dessert, we fought for second bites of the fabulous cappuccino ice cream and chocolate cakes. Crème Brule and goat's cheese cake was good just not outstanding with taste and texture. Great choice of specialty beers & hard drinks enriched with fine alcohol. AWESOME dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As always Rics does not fail to have great food, service is always good."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went out for a ladies night and stared it out with dinner at Rics. Was very glad that we made reservations as there were already people gathering there early on Saturday night. We had a great server who warned us happy hour was ending so we could order appys right away - was a great deal! We enjoyed the rest of our meal with only one minor complaint, when we received our creme brûlée, it lacked creaminess and had more of a over cooked texture; but not a big enough complaint to deter me from going back. All in all very nice eats and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went for three course meal for Big Taste 2014. I left a comment in my Open table reservation that we were coming for Big Taste. When we were seated with regular menus and requested the Big Taste menu they were not particularly friendly about it. If you don't want to participate in the festival then you shouldnt. Food otherwise was good although both the chicken Neptune and filet lignin were on the salty side. Overall nice ambience - a fancier place to take clients or family for special occasion. Nice menu and wine list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for the steak & wasn't disappointed. Good food, good wine, good service."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The choices on the menu was amazing. The waiter was out of this world. The only thing I didn't like was the dessert but everything else was superb. i differently recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for my first time on a Saturday night. Despite the very cold weather that night, the restaurant was full which suggests people think it's worth the effort! We did have a bit of a wait for a table (even though we had a reservation), and we never had our waters refilled until we asked for it, but everthing else overall was very good, including the ambience, the friendliness of the staff, the freshness of the salad, the quality of the entree."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Took the wife for a birthday dinner on a Friday night. Service was excellent, ambience was good. I had a steak and the wife had prime rib. Both were very good. My wife added a lobster tail to here meal, it tasted good but was so small it was ridiculous. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and the food and wine."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Dinner there on Friday was amazing! Thanks Gary for the tremendous service! Oh and of course the food was next level our compliments to the chef."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent service and a perfect experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "it was valentines and service and food was not as good as usual"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dining experience at Ric's on Feb 15, 2014 will definitely will do it again in the future. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "WE've tries the Ric's in Kelowna (and met the owner, nice guy) and we've tried the one in Calgary downtown and we've been seduced in both occasion. Althought both restaurents are quite different, they are the same when it comes to quality food and quality service. The only thing is that my husband took the same plate in Calgary than Kelowna and he found the plates different ans a little bit disapointing in Calgary, but still good food. The online reservation is very convienient."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent! Unfortunately, the service was not. I would still recommend it because the food really was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had to wait awhile for our table. In the meantime, hoards of more people came in to wait. Was not impressed that a couple who arrived AFTER us got their table before us. When we were finally seated, we asked our waitress for the Valetine special menu. Instead of telling us, of course, I'll be right back, we were greeted with, oh, let me check. That was the beginning of our sad dinner experience. She served us with a personality of a dried up wet noodle. Maybe her service was more noticeable due to the stark contrast of her nearby coworker who was engaging and friendly. We wanted that waiter instead! Although the food was good, the poor service means we won't be coming back, ever."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was really long owing forward to eating at ric's grill, but was very disappointed. The food presentation was sloppy and way over priced for the quality. I had Ribeye steak and 50% of it was fat. The service was great but overall I wouldn't recommend it. It was less than mediocre."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ric's Grill has been one of my favourite chain of restaurants to go to but what I find is that they lack consistency. I generally go to the one in the NE in the 4 Points Sheraton and probably go to the 8St SW location 1 for every 4 visits. The food is not up to the standards that I have come to expect from Ric's. I had the 7oz NY with a lobster tail. The lobster was cooked to perfection but lacked flavour. My steak (i asked for medium well) was really well done. The outside was seared so much it tasted burnt. The chef potatoes were also burnt around all the edges. The dessert was the highlight of my meal. I had the vanilla bean creme brulee and it was very tastefully presented. The chocolate sauce that decorated the plate was delicious."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Was very pleased to see when we arrived that we had been put in a private room even though it had not been requested. Was not as pleased when we waited a very long time to be served. Food was fantastic though, and would still return to dine again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We went for a going away lunch for work. We made reservations, The food was great but the service from our waitress was terrible, We actually had to go and find her to tell her we were ready to order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I brought my fiance here for his bday supper -- great ambiance, delicious food, good price:serving size value, great service! Third time there and haven't been disappointed with anything."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was great. So was the food. Never been there before. We would go again. The wine selection is a bonus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of the best places in downtown Calagry for a quality lunch meeting with good health food"
    Dined on 2/13/2014